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Laura Dave
American novelist

Laura Dave

Laura Dave
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Intro American novelist
Is Writer Novelist
From United States of America
Field Literature
Gender female
Birth 18 July 1977, New York City, New York, USA
Age 45 years
Star sign Cancer
Spouse: Josh Singer
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
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Laura Dave (born July 18, 1977) is an American novelist. She is the author of London Is The Best City In America (2006) and The Divorce Party (2008). Her most recent novel, Eight Hundred Grapes, was released in 2015. Dave's fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, The New York Observer, ESPN, Redbook, and The Huffington Post. She most often writes about relationships, family, infidelity, and marriage. She has appeared on CBS's The Early Show, Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends and NPR's All Things Considered. In 2008, Cosmopolitan named her a "Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year."


Dave was born in New York City and grew up in Scarsdale, New York. Her interest in writing began when she was in elementary school. Dave graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, where she received a B.A. in English. She has an MFA from the University of Virginia's creative writing program. She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow and a recipient of the Tennessee Williams Scholarship. She received several awards for her writing including the AWP Intro Award in Short Fiction.

After graduating from graduate school, Dave worked as a freelance journalist for ESPN.

Dave is married to screenwriter Josh Singer. They reside in Los Angeles, California.



  • London Is The Best City In America (2006) ISBN 978-0-14-303850-4
  • The Divorce Party (2008) ISBN 978-0-14-311560-1
  • The First Husband (2011) ISBN 978-0-670-02267-0
  • Eight Hundred Grapes (2015) ISBN 978-1-4767-8925-5
  • Hello, Sunshine (2017) ISBN 978-1-4767-8932-3


In 2006, Universal Studios optioned the rights to London Is The Best City In America as a starring vehicle for Reese Witherspoon. In 2008, Universal Studios also optioned The Divorce Party in conjunction with Echo Films, Jennifer Aniston's production company.

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